Planting the seed

 

Waching your garden grow

A frequent underlying message that Mary sends is to love yourself.  You can do this in many ways.  The simplest way is to take care of yourself.

In a recent message Mary sent the image of the way we used to farm.  It was a in the days where it was done by hand.  Families would farm small plots of land and grow enough food for themselves and their neighbours to get everyone through the year.  It was hard work and it was challenging, but it was pure, honest, and healthy.

The image then changed to the farming methods of today where huge companies control the process.  The process is far from pure… as chemicals are used in the form of fertilizers and pesticides…the DNA of the seeds have been altered to increase higher crop yields and the seeds are genetically mutated to ward off insects and spoilage.

It’s the world we now live in and it’s a bit scary.   We don’t know what the long term effects are of these genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), and worse yet we have little say in the matter.  As citizens we have never been consulted, yet at the same time we vote in favour of GMO’s every time we visit a grocery store and unknowingly purchase these products.

Mary is reminding us to pay attention to what we eat and take better care of ourselves.  If at all possible do a bit of homework and seek out products that are healthier for us. If we have the means, spent the little bit extra to purchase organic and non-GMO products.  If at all possible communicate to your local government officials and express your concern about food labelling or lack thereof…organize small groups if you think that will help to communicate your concerns…make the healthier choices when you can…if you are lucky enough to own a small parcel of land consider growing your own by creating a small garden…for many of us spring is a few months around the corner, so this is the best time to start thinking and planning!

And this is according to Mary!

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7 thoughts on “Planting the seed

  1. We have a small garden we have tended for years now. I would love to move to a rural area so I could grow a large variety of fruit and nut trees and raise livestock.

  2. It’s so true; mindfulness with the food we buy and eat makes cooking and eating so much more enjoyable. There is nothing better than serving a meal to the people you love with food grown by your own hands.

  3. I have 10 acres of land, and I grow my own raspberries, potatoes, tomatoes and all the other veggies that one plants. I also know how to can and freeze. I like to can in jars and use the pressure canner for that. It’s a lot of work but I have food for all winter. Now I am getting older and it gets harder each year. But I hope to continue doing this until I no longer am able.

  4. We are trying to be more aware of where our food comes from and what types of chemicals are included in the food, particularly chemicals that are not necessary. Our garden this spring will be done by hand. We’ll make mistakes, but we’ll learn.

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